The all-electric Mustang Mach-E isn’t a Mustang in name only – and we’ll let the horses do the talking.
Order banks are now open in the U.S., and reservation holders are now being invited to convert their reservations to official orders for the latest addition to the Mustang stable.
Ford also is confirming updated performance specs following recent charging and driver-assist technology news – adding up to a convenient, stress-free Mach-E ownership experience with the exhilaration expected of Mustang. Specifically:
Extended-range all-wheel-drive Mach-E will deliver 346 horsepower/258 kilowatts and 428 lb.-ft. of torque, up from previous estimates of 332 horsepower/240 kilowatts and 417 lb.-ft., right out of the gate – with a targeted 0-60-mph time in the mid-5-second range*
Extended-range rear-wheel-drive models will produce 290 horsepower/216 kilowatts and 317 lb.-ft., up from 282 horsepower/210 kilowatts and 306 lb.-ft.*
Standard-range all-wheel-drive models will pump out 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts and 428 lb.-ft., up from 255 horsepower/190 kilowatts and 417 lb.-ft.*
Standard-range rear-wheel-drive models will deliver 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts and 317 lb.-ft., up from 255 horsepower/190 kilowatts and 306 lb.-ft.*
The Mach-E forum lit up with the news on Saturday with dozens of members sharing information about the order process. It looks pretty straightforward, though some dealers are adding hefty premiums to the MSRP. A handful showed adjusted dealer markups of $5,000. Like any hot new car, it literally pays to shop around since the MSRP is, after all, a suggested price.
Any order requires a $500 deposit, and it’s worth noting the final price could change at the point of purchase. Hopefully, most dealers will play nice. Ford will reward dealers who play by the rules as the automaker has mandated some strict MSRP requirements. At the end of the day, however, there’s still nothing to stop dealers from marking up the electric SUV.
The company announced that ambition today as it issued its 21st annual Sustainability Report.
Ford claims to be “the only full line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas standards.”
To achieve its goal of carbon neutrality globally by 2050, Ford will focus on three areas that account for about 95 percent of its CO2 emissions – vehicle use, supply base, and company’s facilities.
Ford is investing more than US$11.5 billion in electric vehicles through 2022, including forthcoming zero-emission Mustang Mach-E, Transit Commercial, and fully electric F-150.
Ford hopes to power all its manufacturing plants with 100 percent locally sourced renewable energy by 2035.
Drivers access connected vehicle features using the FordPass app which enables a variety of remote services, including checking on vehicle health, fuel level, and oil levels, range, as well as remotely locking and unlocking doors.
Previously, connected vehicle services were available to new vehicle owners as a two-year trial subscription. Ford has now waived subscription fees for most of its connected services. Ford estimates this equals to saving drivers as much as €600 over the lifetime of a vehicle.
With the FordPass app drivers can remotely climatize the cabin to a comfortable temperature before setting out.
Speaking at the UK Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders International Automotive Summit Live 2020 online event, Ford of Britain Chairman Graham Hoare said: “A successful future for the auto industry is dependent on achieving our longer-term objective of a zero emissions future — that is definitely the path we are on at Ford.”
Any strategy had to include purchase and usage incentives to encourage consumers to adopt new technologies, a vast improvement in recharging infrastructure, and clean electricity generation, he said.
“We need government to partner with us and have joint equity in formulating and delivering a comprehensive and consistent strategy that encompasses all stakeholders and that provides a path to the future — a path that also encompasses a range of technologies, including mild hybrids, hybrids and plug-in hybrids on the route to zero emissions,” he added.
By the end of this year, Ford will launch its first long-range battery-electric vehicle, the Mustang Mach-E, but it won’t be alone for long, the automaker planning to add, among others, BEV versions of both the F-150 pickup and Transit van.
The two truck models are set to reach U.S. showrooms in mid-2022, Ford Chief Operating Officer Jim Farley revealed during an industry webinar. Both the F-150 EV and Transit EV will roll out into a market expected to see a flood of new battery vehicles, including as many as eight all-electric pickups, but Farley said he was not worried about the competition.
“With our knowledge and know-how, I like our chances against all comers as we go all-electric,” Farley said at the Deutsche Bank 2020 Global Auto Industry Conference.
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The biggest increase by segment is — you guessed it — crossovers, which account for nearly half the total (49 percent). Light trucks at 28 percent are the next-biggest segment. The three passenger-car segments — luxury/sport, mid/large, and small — each comprise less than 10 percent of the total.
The BoA report also looks at each of the manufacturers and calculates their “replacement rate,” meaning their new-product intros as a percentage of their lineup. They calculate the industry average at 74%. BoA sees Honda (91%) and Hyundai/Kia (90%) with the most aggressive launch cadence over the coming four years, with FCA (57%) and Toyota (59%) at the bottom. Ford at 83% has the highest replacement rate among the Big Three, headlined by the new F-150, the new Bronco and the Mustang Mach E. Automakers with a fresher lineup historically have made gains in market share. BoA has published its study annually since 1991.
The executive outlined some of the automaker’s future plans with Ford CEO Jim Hackett during a call hosted by Deutsche Bank. Discussion of future plans included the upcoming pickup, Bronco off-roader, commercial vans, and self-driving tech.
“Within the next 24 months we will have fully electric versions of the world’s best-selling truck, the F-150, and the best-selling cargo van…I like our chances against all comers as we go electric,” Farley said.
In March, Ford announced it would have a fully electric version of its Transit cargo van on sale for the 2022 model year.
Ford and Volkswagen today signed agreements that expand their global alliance to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles.
The alliance will »
Lead to a highly differentiated Ford electric vehicle for Europe by 2023 built on Volkswagen’s Modular Electric Drive, or MEB, Toolkit, expanding on Ford’s zero-emission capabilities in the region;
Produce a medium pickup truck engineered and built by Ford, for sale by Volkswagen as the Amarok starting in 2022 within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles lineup; and
Further strengthen the commercial-vehicles businesses of both companies as early as 2021 – with a city delivery van based on the latest Caddy model, developed and built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and later a 1-ton cargo van created by Ford